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Old 17 October 2010, 10:07   #1
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Just bought a new camera (Fuji HS10) and it has a full HD movie mode which works well but I can't play the videos on the PC...

Camera output is as a .MOV file and while I have something called Final Media Player which alleges that it will play them, it doesn't work, not sure if the resolution is too high (HD video is 1920x1024 I think - a minute and a half of video is 165MB) or whether there is some other problem. I had another older camera which output .MOV and that worked OK. I'm in the process of converting it to another file format but that is taking ages so it would be much better to be able to play the native format.

What (preferably free!) Windows XP video players does anybody suggest as a good bet for Quicktime MOV files? I used to use Quicktime and it was awful so preferably something else.

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Steve, try this, I haven't come across anything it won't play.
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VLC player can help. I use it more and more...

Your camera have SDHC cards, and it can work if you take out the card from the camera, and put it direct in your laptop or even your printer (works on my canon MP620). My laptop canīt connect with my camera, but if i put the card in the printer and then open the file it works excellent.
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Thanks just downloading that now, got to pop out in a minute and shovel a bit more coal into the back of the internet box outside

I've already got the file off the camera - though I had to go and buy another newer card reader as none of my collection of read-any-card-readers could handle a 4GB SDHC card, as I found out last night when I tried to download photos

My printer (HP Photosmart 8250) also has a SD card reader but that didn't work either so they must all be SD only I think, and not SDHC (its about four years old - I don't know when they invented SDHC)
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Bah - that doesn't work either

Only other thing I can think of is that maybe the graphics card on the computer is too slow to handle streaming video in HD resolution? It plays ok in the camera but on the computer (with any of the players) all I get is about 1 frame update every 10 seconds, and the audio soundtrack

Computer is a Pentium 4 / 2.66ghz with 2GB of RAM running Windows XP but only has whatever Dell put in as their standard graphics card about five years ago which is probably fairly basic. Never had problems with the old camera at 30fps but that was only 640*480 video.

I sense an excuse being cobbled together for buying a new computer
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GOM Player might work...

http://www.gomlab.com/
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If you have space on the card, try to record little with lower resolution and then try. Then you know where the problem is
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Well I give up - it is definitely resolution related as a 640*480 works fine in any program but neither of the higher resolutions - 1280 x ? and 1920 x ? will play back on anything you just get jerky almost non existent video and the audio soundtrack.

Does anybody else record HD video and get it to play back on a computer? if so what with?

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Have a look at Emicsoft Studio from Vogsoft.com .

It manipulates Panasonic HD Video into just about any form you want .

also very affordable

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I think it will more likely be a codec issue, maybe not fast enough to playback the video.

If you use this app, it should tell you what codec the video is encoded with, and then from there we should be able to work out what you need to try and get it working.

Have you tried playing them back in quicktime? If so, was it the same issue?

I have been reading around, and the videos should play back in VLC just fine, but it does depend on your codec setup.

Another alternative you could try, is "Quicktime Alternative" (downloaded here http://www.free-codecs.com/QuickTime...e_download.htm)
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